I couldn't find a birthday card that I liked for my nephew's 5th birthday so I set about making one. My initial idea was to paint on canvas an image of Stitch and involve the number 5, I found an image of Stitch holding a globe which led to the idea of him holding a big number 5. Having seen 3D letters and numbers that you could paint yourself in Hobbycraft, I decided to merge the 2 thoughts and ended up with a self standing 3D alternative to a birthday card:
The majority of my work is produced using acrylics on canvas, sometimes introducing texture, using things that I have to hand or finding that something which just works, lifting the artwork from being a flat image.
My inspiration ranges from things that catch my attention from day to day, the places I've travelled to, images in magazines and even song lyrics giving me visual ideas in my mind.